Hyundai is recalling 94,646 Genesis G80 and Genesis sedans due to a defect that can cause fires to ignite in the vehicles’ anti-lock-brake (ABS) system module.
According to Car and Driver, the fires can start as a result of an electrical short in the ABS module both while the vehicles are parked and when they are being driven. Hyundai is conducting an investigation into the cause of the defect.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as of March 10 there had been two fires related to the defect confirmed by Hyundai, both of which occurred in the U.S.
Hyundai is advising owners to park their vehicles away from structures in case a fire starts while the vehicle is not in use. Further, if owners see or smell smoke or see a check-engine light or battery light, it may be a signal that a fire is about to occur.
Owners will be contacted to have affected vehicles’ ABS module fuses replaced beginning in early May. In the meantime, they may check NHTSA’s website to see if their vehicle is affected using the VIN search.
The recall affects the following vehicles:
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